SMB class in session
SMB class in session

Development Programs

PMG offers an integrated series of development programs for staff at varying levels. 

Supervisors and Managers Bootcamp

SMB classroom
The Supervisors and Managers Bootcamp is a NEW institute for supervisors and managers from PMG! This week-long course can be attended in place of our 3 day FFS and ESI courses or as a refresher to both. 


The SMB is a five day program that includes essential skills for any new or experienced supervisor, manager, or project manager. The Bootcamp is a highly interactive sequence of topics, tips, and tools to develop and sharpen leadership skills. Participants leave armed with knowledge and confidence in their ability to solve some of the challenges that come with supervising others.



Participants will focus on a variety of topics including: 
  • Performance Management - from Interviewing to Documentation of Performance
  • Leading Diverse Groups
  • Managing and Building Teams
  • Delegating Effectively
  • Coaching and Mentoring for Success and for Growth
  • Managing Change
The program addresses the unique challenges of a public service setting and is open to local, state, and federal employees. Learning occurs in a safe and encouraging environment in which the instructors facilitate active involvement by participants. 


Virginia Commonwealth University is pleased to offer conference participants 3.8 continuing educational units for their attendance at this event. For human resource professionals, SMB provides 37.5 professional development credits.

Upon acceptance to the SMB, please review the Cost, Policies, and Checklists page and the FAQ page to help you prepare for the class.


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